2016/2017 Store Roll-Out
For a 2016 and 2017 roll-out of new stores in Atlanta, Florida, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and San Diego, Gucci retained Brightworks to manage a high-profile LEED program; provide energy analysis; support financial decision-making; and access new ideas in healthy materials.
Gucci is part of the Kering Group, which also owns Balenciaga, Brioni, Saita Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Volcom, among others.
Gucci and the Kering Group operate from a strong commitment to corporate responsibility. For example, Gucci was the first company to release a handbag using leather from Rainforest Alliance Certified ranches. Gucci was also the first in its industry to complete a CSR (SA800) certified production process in 2004. Gucci uses 100% recycled and FSC-certified packaging and participates in third-party verification through the Responsible Jewelry Council and LEED.
Most recently, Gucci has pursued LEED certification of its new retail stores in Tianjin, China; Milan, Italy; Washington, DC; and New York, NY.
For a 2016 new store rollout of locations in Atlanta, Aventura (Florida), King of Prussia (Pennsylvania), and San Diego, Gucci retained Brightworks Sustainability to:
- Manage the LEED program within the requirements of Gucci’s corporate CR program
- Input design team decision-making with energy analysis
- Develop LEED strategies that support sustainable operations plans for its stores
- Support Gucci’s business-minded decision-making with financial analysis for LEED strategies
- Access new ideas in healthy and sustainable interiors